As Coronavirus Spreads, Air Pollution Plummets

April 10, 2020 in | Comments (0)

As Coronavirus Spreads, Air Pollution Plummets

More people are driving less and staying at home. The result is significant improvements in air quality in cities across the country.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought life to a standstill and a huge drop in car travel as many people stay at home. “A satellite that detects emissions in the atmosphere linked to cars and trucks shows huge declines in pollution over major metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Chicago and Atlanta,” report Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich.

In Los Angeles, traffic data also illustrates the drop in car travel and congestion….

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